Internal carotid artery thrombus: An underdiagnosed source of brain emboli in neonates?

Israel Alfonso, Genoveva Prieto, Elza Vasconcellos, Karim Aref, Esperanza Pacheco, Karina Yelin

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Abstract

We report a full-term neonate with a left middle cerebral artery infarct, narrowing of the internal carotid artery detected by magnetic resonance angiography and B-mode ultrasonography, and a large thrombus at the origin of the internal carotid artery detected by B-mode ultrasonography. Internal carotid arterial thrombus is seldom considered the source of middle cerebral arterial embolus in neonates. We suggest that B-mode ultrasonography of the carotid artery be included in the diagnostic evaluation of middle cerebral artery infarcts in neonates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)446-447
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of child neurology
Volume16
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology

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    Alfonso, I., Prieto, G., Vasconcellos, E., Aref, K., Pacheco, E., & Yelin, K. (2001). Internal carotid artery thrombus: An underdiagnosed source of brain emboli in neonates? Journal of child neurology, 16(6), 446-447. https://doi.org/10.1177/088307380101600612